Goth acts, punk, power metal, alternative, cover bands, hip-hop, hardcore, local acts, hot comedians—just about anything, really—have all performed beneath the timeworn vaulted ceilings of this 1870s vaudeville house in Chinatown. The Troc is far from fancy. Seating is open and on benches, drink prices are reasonable for the venue, and food is...available. But the acoustics are pretty good, and the vibe is usually enthusiastic. The Troc also does Movie Mondays, screening both recent hits and quirky classics (mostly from the '80s)—sometimes both as a double feature—and the $3 charge to get in goes entirely toward your first drink or snack, so really it's free (assuming you want to eat or drink at least one thing). Get there early so you can sit in the balcony.
1003 Arch St. (between 10th & 11th streets)
Our Rating Neighborhood Chinatown Transportation
Bus: 23, 48, 61Phone 215/922-6888 Prices
Tickets $10–$32Web site Trocadero
Map1003 Arch St. Philadelphia
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